BCH Post Halving: Two Hour Blocks, Hash Rate Hit

Not even a day has passed since the Bitcoin Cash halving and already the hash rate has taken a hit and block generation slowed significantly. Many predicted that at least some miners would abandon BCH and move to more profitable coins like Bitcoin (BTC) after their rewards were halved from 12.5 to 6.25 BCH. But …

Canada-Based Blockchain Company To Deploy a COVID-19 Electronic Screening

Canadian technology company, VitalHub Corp, announced on April 8 the first deployment of a blockchain-based coronavirus screening tool. The tool will be used by a Region of Waterloo-owned long-term care facility called Sunny Side Home.  According to the announcement, a request by Sunnyside Home resulted in the development of DOCit — a blockchain-driven app which …

BitcoinSV’s Social Platform Twetch Streamlines P2P Payments

Bitcoin SV powered social media platform Twetch has launched a feature to streamline peer-to-peer (P2P) payments. Twetch is a Twitter-like social media platform where users must make micropayments in order to post and engage with content on the platform. Content creators are directly paid for their activity through a revenue sharing system based on likes …

Russian Darknet Criminals Sell $13M of Fake Cash for Crypto

Russian authorities have detained a group of online criminals that reportedly sold massive amounts of counterfeit banknotes on the dark web in return for cryptocurrencies. According to an April 7 report from Russian news agency Kommersant, the criminal group has managed to sell more than 1 billion counterfeit Russian rubles, worth around $13 million as …

Investigating Digital Assets in Japan Stymied by Nature of Crypto

According to top government officials in Japan, the current national tax system is not yet capable of accepting declarations of digital assets, potentially leading to outflows overseas. In a Q&A session at the Financial Statements Committee on April 6, Representative Shun Otokita of the Japan Innovation Party pointed out the importance of market research for …

Nestlé Rises to DLT Challenge, Expands IBM Food Trust Blockchain Tool to Coffee

Global implementation of blockchain technology in the food industry continues to grow as the world’s biggest food and beverage company, Nestlé, doesn’t put its blockchain efforts on hold. On April 6, Nestlé announced that the company is expanding its long-running IBM Food Trust blockchain technology platform to its coffee brand Zoégas. Getting all necessary coffee …